Agen­cies fume as MHA babus sit on Da­wood case

The Sunday Guardian - - Front Page - AB­HI­NAN­DAN MISHRA NEW DELHI

Of­fi­cers in the in­tel­li­gence agen­cies are ques­tion­ing the lack of cred­i­ble ac­tion on the part of the bu­reau­crats of the North Block, which houses the Min­istry of Home Af­fairs, who have been tasked to cur­tail and hit the oper­a­tions of gang­ster Da­wood Ibrahim, who con­tin­ues to be a ma­jor hawala op­er­a­tor in the coun­try.

Of­fi­cers from the in­tel­li­gence agen­cies are also ques­tion­ing why the find­ings of the N.N. Vohra Com­mit­tee on crim­i­nal-politi­cian nexus were not be­ing made public, as do­ing so would hit hard the India-based sup­port­ers of the un­der­world don, who con­tin­ues to wield con­sid­er­able in­flu­ence within the coun­try. The N.N. Vohra Com­mit­tee was con­sti­tuted more than 24 years ago to un­earth the crimi- nal­i­sa­tion of pol­i­tics and dis­cover the nexus among crim­i­nals, bu­reau­crats and politi­cians. The com­mit­tee headed by the cur­rent Jammu and Kash­mir Gover­nor, N. N. Vohra, had fo­cused on Da­wood Ibrahim’s links with po­lit­i­cal lead­ers and bu­reau­crats, some of whom are ei­ther in ac­tive ser­vice or have re­tired re­cently and con­tinue to be in po­si­tions of in­flu­ence.

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